Mother Earth News Editor to Keynote Small Farm Conference in West Plains

Oscar “Hank” Will, III, Editorial Director of Mother Earth News and Grit magazines will be the keynote speaker at the Bringing Back The American  Small Farm conference January 28 and 29 at the West Plains Civic Center according to Patrice Jennings of the  Ozark Farmers Co-op, the local non-profit organization organizing the event.
“Hank’s topic is Small Farm, Real Income. He has years of experience in helping small farmers to increase income through specialty agriculture, changing methods, improved marketing and finding the right crops, and we are fortunate to have him for his expertise.” Jennings said.
“The purpose of the conference is to help small farmers and those using the land by  sharing instruction on how to contribute to your regional food supply using land resources available whether it is a backyard garden area or 100 acres” Jennings said.
“Topics will include Conventional Farming, Organic Farming, Urban Farming, No Till Farming,  Soils/Irrigation, Livestock/Small Ruminants, Poultry, Beekeeping, High-Tunnels, Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Social Media Marketing, Agri-Marketing and Greenhouse Production,” Jennings said.
Early registration is available by calling 417-274-4235. More information is available at

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